Yet another national newspaper bigs up Exeter
The Sunday Times is the latest newspaper to ‘big up’ Exeter. In its annual ‘Best Places to Live’ feature, the paper said Exeter was the fastest growing in the UK. The report was based on a Centre for Cities report saying:
- Exeter created just over 3,000 new jobs in 2017
- this represented a 5.1% rise in the city’s workforce;
- this was mostly in professional, academic and financial services sectors.
The latest jobs boost, announced in recent days, sees Exeter University’s medical school train an extra 88 doctors each year. More training staff will be recruited to handle the annual intake of trainees rising from 130 to 218.